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Shantanu Agrawal
M.S. Student in Environmental Engineering at UIUC
B.S. in Civil Engineering from IIT Roorkee, India

sagrawa6@illinois.edu

Co-Advisor: Professor Roland Cusick

Research Project:

 Modeling and Optimization of Struvite recovery from wastewater via QSD framework using LCA and LCC characterization
 
Research Description: Shantanu's research is focused on developing a full scale Struvite precipitation model for different reactor configurations that will enable an accurate estimation of life cycle costs and environmental impacts of phosphate salt crystallization as a function of influent flow compositions and operating conditions. Using Quantitative Sustainable Design (QSD) methodology, he is trying to develop a robust model that can maximize economic returns and minimize the cost and environmental impacts of struvite precipitation using Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) characterization. 

Awards:

 Ravindar K. and Kavita Kinra Fellowship 2015, UIUC

Annual Heritage Excellence Award 2014, IIT Roorkee

Annual Heritage Excellence Award 2013, IIT Roorkee

Conference Presentations:

Agarwal, S.; Trimmer, J.; Ao, Y.; Guest, J.S.; Cusick, R.D. (Poster) Optimization of Struvite recovery from a batch process. Illinois WEA 37th Annual Conference and Exposition; Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA); Champaign, IL; February 29-March2, 2016.